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Kelly 'listening' to Notre Dame | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 36 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Dec 8, 2009, titled Kelly 'listening' to Notre Dame | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Brian Kelly is 34-6 in three seasons coaching the Cincinnati Bearcats. University of Cincinnati football coach Brian Kelly will interview today for the head coaching position at Notre Dame.

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Toledo, OH

#22 Dec 8, 2009
Bill wrote:
I heard Kelly's wife is pro-choice and the two of them have gone to pro-choice rallys. not sure if this is fact but gotta wonder how that would go over at Notre Dame.
Why? They invited Obama to speak and receive and honorary degree there. Notre Dame has gone to the dogs in more ways than one.
Laughingatcolame bus

Mason, OH

#23 Dec 8, 2009
weneedboback wrote:
Kelly is getting out now before he gets caught cheating. Cincinnati is a mid major team that is no better than Ohio or Toledo if they played by the rules.
Watch out Kelly, they watch what you do at ND!!!
How do you figure Cincinnati is a mid-major team? Their basketball team is in the best conference in the nation and ranked, UC football granted has not been good until a few years ago, but like Kelly said Cincinnati is a destination job. I don't know how you can say the Big East back to back champs are mid major, they would slaughter the luckeyes, what would that make the lowly luckeyes?

Mason, OH

#24 Dec 8, 2009
Funny how a Columbus paper has so many stories about Cincinnati sports but i guess there's not a whole lot going on here anyway. I thought this was Columbus. Cincinnati is a great sports town but damn!
Southern Buckeye

Brunswick, GA

#25 Dec 8, 2009
Mr Kelly, take my advice and stay where you are. You will get almost anything you want and can have a few down years before getting fired. Good luck man!!

Since: Oct 09

Charlotte, NC

#26 Dec 8, 2009
I hope Kelly stays so when the Buckeyes trounce them in 2011 we won't hear any excuses from the fair-weather Bearcat fans who never filled their puny stadium when I attended UC 1995-1999. Now all the sudden they think they're a juggernaut in Ohio and they act like die-hard fans. And for the record, although Kelly has done a great job, he shouldn't get all the credit for the Bearcat program. First thing that helped the program was moving in to a BCS conference. Then Coach Dantonio got them going the right direction! Kelly picked up nicely though and continued the forward progress. I hope Kelly doesn't do anything stupid, like leave before the bowl game. I want Cinci to beat Florida!

United States

#27 Dec 8, 2009
Schools almost always interview before the bowl to get the coach situated as quickly as possible and get them out recruiting. He wont coach the bowl game if this happens. Look at the crappy coach at Michigan now. He left West Virginia before their bowl to go to Michigan. This isnt uncommon its how its done.
Dude wrote:
There is something wrong here.
1st. When a college, any college, take your pick,
interviews a person for their sports program before the bowl season is over, they are a little less than a school to be admired. Especially when that person is involved in a bowl game. I don't know the answer but its sad.
I'm a Buckeye thru and thru but I'm neutral here.
Say Kelly gets the job; or interviews for it. How is this going to effect UC? I wouldn't want someone coaching my team, especially before a bowl game, who would gladly leave under any reason.
If accepted, should the coach be allowed to be the coach of that bowl game??? He would automatically have terminated his employment with UC upon saying yest to ND.
I'm not downing Kelly, look at all the others doing the same thing. But, I certainly believe that the old Notre Dame ethics they clung to for so long do not exsist any longer.
As I said, I don't know the answer, but, I do believe that these types of problems could be solved. I believe this situation is unfair to the UC fans.

“The One, The True”

Since: Dec 09


#28 Dec 8, 2009
Mike Connor wrote:
Notre Dame allowed Barack H. Obama give the May commencement speech. ND does not care that Mr. Kelley is pro choice because they are not a catholic university anymore. How much are they going to bribe coach Kelley?
Kelly is leaving. And in five years he'll be fired because Notre Dame sucks.

As for him being pro-choice, so am I. Do you know how many evil people have been aborted?

Youngstown, OH

#29 Dec 8, 2009
Bucktarded wrote:
Besides money, name one reason why Kelly would leave? Cincinnati has top ranked recruits that are starting to stay in Cincy, Noter Dame isn't even close to what it use to be, if he goes and does lousy for a few years he'll be fired from there. Kelly could become the King in Cincy, they are already naming sandwhiches aftre him, next will be roads, athletic offices, stadiums, etc. Besides what the hell do people do in South Bend the remainder of the year? There is no other focus except on him. I say coach stays!!!!! GO Bearcats
Who needs money and the opportunity to coach at one of the most prestigious universities in the history of college football when you could have a sandwich named after you instead. I know I would turn down a 300% increase in my salary to have my name associated with a hogie.

Tallahassee, FL

#30 Dec 8, 2009
BuckeyeZman wrote:
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Heck... That is probably not a problem for Notre Dame. They are no more a Catholic University than Ohio State now a days! They just have more statues.
Go Bucks!
I went to Notre Dame as an undergraduate. But I am from Arizona and went to graduate school at Arizona State. I am very familiar with the Pac-10. If I were a Buckeye fan, I would not worry about ND and focus on Oregon. The Ducks pummeled USC this season. That's the same team that beat Ohio State in its own horseshoe stadium with a freshman quarterback.

As for Notre Dame football, I don't understand why the coaching change gets a lot of press coverage. As a football fan, I read one article that said Saban prepared for Florida by studying 162 formations known to be used by the Gators. Why can't the reporters dissect those 162 formations studied by Saban and analyze the day-to-day regimen of coaching rather than focus on a coaching change at ND? The Alma Mater is struggling to meet its standards of the 1970s with Dan Devine and Joe Montana.

I don't like Holtz because I know he made racist comments about Rocket Ishmael. I sometimes wonder if that's why Mark Mays is so disdainful of him. Maybe Mays knows about that incident and deep inside just sees Holtz as an old, racist white guy. I also know about the steroid scandal broken open by Steve Huffman. But back in the 1980s most big programs had problems like that. Brian Bosworth talks about it in his book. I talked to coaches and players of the era, and they all mentioned those types of scandals - racism and steroids (among other things). To be fair, not all players were involved. But such problems did exist at most big programs except at the University of Miami (sarcasm).

Someday, ND may be back, but I suspect it would take a couple of years at least (if not longer).

For those of you who don't know of the Steve Huffman scandal, here it is. Steroid abuse was common in the 1980s. I wonder if it is still common now? The Boz wrote about such habits among football players. Holtz denied everything. But behind the scenes I know of ND insiders who agreed with Huffman's assertions. This is old news now though.

Notre Dame is a Catholic University. There still are conservative Catholics who are against abortion. But I know many Catholics are somewhat secular and voted for Obama. I do revere Notre Dame for the Catholic tradition and spent a lot of time at the Grotto.

Enzyte Bob

“A generous swelling of pride!”

Since: Oct 09

Bob is livin' large!

#31 Dec 8, 2009
Rick Minter's available!
Rocker V

Waukesha, WI

#32 Dec 8, 2009
bucktarded wrote:
Funny how a Columbus paper has so many stories about Cincinnati sports but i guess there's not a whole lot going on here anyway. I thought this was Columbus. Cincinnati is a great sports town but damn!
This is an article about Kelly and Notre Dame. It is a major story in College Football!
I am glad to see an article about something other than the Buckeyes. It's about time!
Dallas Dave

Dallas, TX

#34 Dec 8, 2009
There is still time for OSU to talk to Kelly and get rid of that dumba$$ Tressel
Big Hank

United States

#35 Dec 8, 2009
The GOD wrote:
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Kelly is leaving. And in five years he'll be fired because Notre Dame sucks.
As for him being pro-choice, so am I. Do you know how many evil people have been aborted?
Apparently, one less than there should have been. We'll give God a mulligan on you.
Unrepentant Cynic

Defiance, OH

#36 Dec 9, 2009
Let's see...

Bob Davies, Tyrone Willingham, Charlie Weiss, all flopped at ND.

Brian Kelly will save the program?

It really isn't the coaching.

Notre Dame will not revive its football tradition until it comes to terms with the fact that College football doesn't necessarily have to include a college education. It's about football-nothing but football. Football requires a winning program, which requires top-tier athletes whether they can barely read, write, cypher and reason isn't all that important.

Tutors, easy course study, no intention of actually graduating, etc... make Notre Dame's admission standards and course study requirements non-competitive and probably unattainable for the average 'student' athlete.
If speed, skill, size and talent were the only admissions requirements to play for Notre Dame-things might change. As things are- one must still be suited for taking and passing a fairly rigorous college curriculum (by comparative standards) in order to attend and play football for Notre Dame.

Notre Dame was greatest when scholarships were pretty much unlimited. Rosters were packed. Talent was plentiful. It simply is not that way anymore. The rules have changed and the overall competitive edge once enjoyed by a University which still supposedly prides its reputation on 'education' over 'football' makes its chances of greatness year in and year out a bit unrealistic.

Hiring the newest flavor in the sports analyst's coach-of-the-year carousel won't change Notre Dame's future fortunes.

Of course-we can all pretend that none of this is true and the only problem with Notre Dame is its coaches. Yeah right. And the only thing wrong with the public school system is it doesn't have enough money.

Toledo, OH

#37 Dec 9, 2009
The GOD wrote:
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As for him being pro-choice, so am I. Do you know how many evil people have been aborted?
How did you get overlooked?
Buckeye Alum 08

United States

#38 Dec 9, 2009
He is a good liar thats forsure. He is just "listening" lol he is gone people open up your eyes!

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